Media’s COVID Hypocrisy; Mandatory Vaccines; Biodegradable Plastic from GM Plants

  • How The Media’s Hypocrisy Undermines Critical Thinking In The Age Of COVID: The same media outlets that tell you to get a COVID vaccine and reject coronavirus conspiracies will also promote organic food as a safer choice, though there is no evidence behind such a recommendation, and spread myths about the dangers of so-called “industrial farming.” How do these double standards impact the public’s trust in scientists?
  • ‘Public health can supersede individual rights’: Government-mandated vaccinations are not violations of personal liberty, courts determined a century ago. Does the government have the authority to require Americans to be vaccinated? Is it possible that this heavy-handed approach will backfire, actually decreasing vaccine uptake, or are Americans just hyper-skeptical of their government?
  • Biodegradable plastic from plants: How GE camelina could advance industrial sustainability
    Plastic pollution caused by single-use items like food containers and consumer products remains a serious environmental problem globally. As far-fetched as it sounds, the best solution may be growing eco-friendly plastic in genetically engineered plants. Produced naturally by bacteria, they’re completely biodegradable and thus could serve as renewable sources of plastic, as well as animal feed and biodiesel.

Original Link: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/21/podcast-medias-covid-hypocrisy-mandatory-vaccines-biodegradable-plastic-from-gm-plants/